Living the anthropocene
We are currently living in the Anthropocene, an age where mankind has become the main agent massively influencing the Earth’s many ecosystems and overall environment. At this stage, the public opinion has well encompassed the awareness of nature being altered to such extents that, within just a few years, we will be less and less able to inhabit this planet.
A feasible future
In light of the current technological innovation in a number of
fields, it is sensible to speculate that humans are set for an
ever-growing organic relationship with their bodies, one that outlines
a feasible future for human development towards what science fictio
(as well as, by now, science itself) refers to as cyborg and bioborg.
When projected into a less foreseeable future, targeted DNA modification technologies – alongside curing genetic disorders – make it possible to fathom a man that is able to substantially self-modify his genomic structure as needed.
Meanwhile, cutting-edge advancements in both virtual and augmented
reality, as well as evolution all throughout the digital world, place
the building of actual parallel lives in an alternate reality within
the realm of possibilities.
Where different layers of meaning and context coexist on the same level, defining and intersecting with each other disruptive new scenarios come to life — engaging each time in a different way the inner realm of humsmallan beings, as well as its outer expression within the daily social complexity.
As we collectively head towards a crucial time in human evolution, we
feel that we as humankind are not proving ourselves able to be up to
par with these incoming deep and radical changes.
The speed of progress and tech-related innovations may not be matched, by way of culture and politics, to equally intense endeavours within the realm of institutions. Clearly, such premises don’t provide solid ground to foster awareness, nor to encourage activism encompassing the pressing issues of our future , which leads to educating individuals that aren’t fully conscious of either the undergoing and upcoming changing tides of our world.
There surely are manifold futures we wouldn’t even be able to fathom,
let alone explore. Yet, we are thoroughly driven by the belief that,
when it comes to conceive the next plausible futures, speculation in
its most literal sense is a crucial means to rely on, to nurture a
critical approach to our present, therefore fostering collective
strong awareness about our future |challenges.
A new sense of involvement within the public opinion is therefore essential, as people need to actively participate in this time of transitions. We genuinely hope design thinking will be able to lead the way for both a spiritual and ethical evolution one that goes hand in hand with the self-development within every human’s inner self, overcoming the current exclusives anthropocentric ruling perspective, for an environment and inclusive centered approach.